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The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica 

The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica
The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica

Eleni Maratos

and David Bell

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date: 23 June 2021

Surgery is effective for sciatic pain due to nerve root compression

Surgery is effective for non specific back pain for those not responding to maximal non-surgical therapy

Intensive cognitive and physical therapy may provide an equally effective alternative but is limited in its availability....

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